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Community Connections, Spring 2002
comprehensive Mental Illness Awareness program encompassing warning signs,
causes, research, treatment and prevention/intervention can be introduced
to intermediate, secondary, and college-level classrooms in a five-module
format which can be presented in a basic five-day/five hour program. This
curriculum is offered free of charge through the American Psychiatric
Association in their "Mental Illnesses Awareness Guide" for
simple pretest for students can help an educator get a better idea of
the basic knowledge base in the classroom.
How many adult Americans will suffer with some form of mental illness
or substance abuse during their lifetime?
How many Americans will commit suicide this year?
How many children will be stricken with some form of mental illness in
the next six months?